Learn to write fiction
Enroll in this 8-Week Fiction Writing Course to have lessons, assignments, and inspiration delivered right to your inbox.
About: Get the tools you need to turn your ideas into stories! In this 8-week email course, you’ll learn how to write short stories using the fundamental building blocks of fiction. This class was designed by New York Times bestselling author, veteran writing teacher, and small press publisher Michelle Richmond.
It’s all about craft: Discover the secret structure that will help you shape any story. Learn how to create complex characters, write a suspenseful plot, choose the best point of view for your story, get your characters talking, pace your story with the right balance of scene and summary, and more.
Outcome: By the end of the class, you will have written and revised at least two short stories or novel chapters, and you will have a strong understanding of narrative craft.
Structure: Every week, you’ll get new video and written lessons and a related assignment to help you put your new knowledge into practice. During the first week, you’ll write your first story, based on the 5-part structure you’ll learn in the first module. After that, each week will lead you deeper into the writing of your story or novel.*
Dates: This course begins the moment you enroll and lasts for eight weeks. As soon as you enroll, you’ll receive a welcome email and your first module, delivered right to your inbox. There’s no signing in; the class comes to you.
There’s an app for that! The free, easy-to-use gumroad app allows you to view the lessons on your tablet or phone, but you an also view them online or download the lessons as a PDF.
If you’ve always wanted to write fiction but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you. Taught by a New York Times bestselling author with more than a decade of experience teaching creative writing at the university level, WRITING FICTION provides a great foundation for anyone interested in writing and publishing short stories or novels.
Please note that this is not a workshop course. If you would like to receive feedback on your assignments, you can purchase the Critique Add-On at any time.